Banana Lumpia with Honey
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
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Serves: 8
Earth-shatteringly crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, these Turon with a drizzle of honey and a few shakes of confectioners sugar, are perfection!
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 baby bananas*
  • 8 lumpia or spring roll wrappers, thawed*
  • canola oil for frying
  • honey to drizzle
  • confectioners to sprinkle
  • vanilla ice cream, optional
  1. In a bowl or plate, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Peel and slice the baby bananas in half, lengthwise. If you are using regular bananas, slice them in half crosswise and then lengthwise (so you'll end up with 4 pieces from 1 regular banana). Roll each banana piece in the cinnamon and sugar mix, lightly brushing off any excess.
  3. Place 1 wrapper on your work surface so that one point is facing you. Place 1 banana piece at the bottom of the wrapper point and tightly roll up to the halfway point. Then fold each side over the wrapped banana and then keep rolling up. Right before you get to the last rotation, use your finger to brush the open flap with water and continue to roll up to seal. (See the VIDEO for instruction).
  4. Pour the canola oil in a frying pan to the depth of about 2 inches. Heat to 370 degrees F. Then carefully add 4 banana rolls and allow to cook until golden-brown, about 2 minutes per side. Using a slotted spoon, remove the banana rolls and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Allow the oil to return to 370 degrees F and cook the remaining 4 banana rolls in the same manner.
  5. To serve, drizzle with honey and using a fine-meshed sieve, dust the rolls with confectioners. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and enjoy immediately.
* Baby bananas, also know as finger bananas are just as they sound - the mini version of a 'regular' banana. In addition to their petite size, they are also sweeter and creamier! An organic or gourmet grocery store is likely to carry them, but if you can't find them, no worries! You can use a regular bananas.
* When you're shopping for lumpia/spring roll wrappers, you may want to hit-up your local specialty or Asian grocery store. Personally, I like the Menlo and Wei-Chan brands but you're probably safe with any Asian brand. You can use the wrappers carried by general grocery stores, but those wrappers tend to bubble up and are thicker than other more authentic brands.
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